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The Himalayas from 20,000 ft

Teton Gravity Research, an action sports media company, used a drone to film stunning visuals of the ancient mountain range

Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won the best director award for 'The Assassin', a martial-arts drama set in ninth-century China

'How We Got To Now' finale to air on Discovery Channel

Steven Johnson's innovative take on world events gives history a new twist in this acclaimed TV series  

Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Scientists have successfully converted the butts into a material that may someday be used to coat the electrodes of supercapacitors

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Failed harvest

Many Punjab farmers who went to Africa and Georgia in search of greener pastures are returning home

From Varanasi to Cannes

Neeraj Ghaywan's debut feature Masaan has picked up two big wins at the Cannes film festival last week. The author talks to the makers about the ...

Turkey: Cappadocia rocks

No trip to Turkey is complete without a visit to this weirdly beautiful landscape shaped entirely by nature in the heart of the Anatolian plain

The billion-dollar brush stroke

As a massive exhibition of contemporary Chinese art tours Germany, the author decodes how China's ambitious cultural policy has put the country ...

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The World's Fifty Best Restaurants: What's on the menu?

El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain has been ranked as the top restaurant in the world

My Life My Style: Falguni Nayar

'I love trekking in the Himalayas'

Back to the '50s

Classic and unapologetically stylish, the pieces at this furniture store in Mumbai are reminiscent of a time gone by

Tres exotique Puducherry

Its quiet, whitewashed elegance and colourful vibrancy make the erstwhile colonial town of Puducherry an ambler's delight

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The underworld at your fingertips

This March, a user with the name NSWGreat posted a thread on Reddit: [Complaint/ Warning] Evolution Admins Exit Scamming. "I hate to be the ...

Book review: 'Flood of Fire' by Amitav Ghosh

Through the massively ambitious Ibis trilogy, Amitav Ghosh has permanently changed and reshaped the way histories are seen and fictionalised

The downside of easy money

The first signs of the sub-prime crisis surfaced in the United States towards the end of 2007. By the middle of 2008, the crisis had morphed ...

Tarun Das' capitalism

Das was privy to what went on behind closed doors when industry met government, yet he chooses to disclose little

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Yesterday's worlds
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Bunny has written exquisitely about things I know once existed and are now gone forever. Her regret is obvious but without unnecessary ...

Malavika Sangghvi

My first report card at school
Malavika Sangghvi

Contrary to the great expectations that my parents had from me, my first report card at school wasn't anything to write home about

Alok Chandra

Wines for summer
Alok Chandra

This is the time to have white wines, rose' wines, and sparkling wines - the colder the better

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Chess (#1150)

Mrs Viswanathan, who passed away last week at the age of 79, was "Sushila Aunty" to the chess community

The rising young stars of IPL 2015

The ongoing Indian Premier League has thrown up a handful of youthful performers. The author identifies the most promising of the lot

Chess (#1149)

Fabiano Caruana has built a healthy lead at the Khanty Manisysk Grand Prix

Chess (#1147)

The Women's World Team Championship at Chengdum, China, saw Georgia take gold with 17 match-points from 9 matches, (8 wins and a draw to Russia)

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Mahindra XUV 500

Mahindra XUV 500: Chrome craze

The upgraded Mahindra & Mahindra XUV 5OO has a lot going for it - from better colour coordination inside to improved fuel efficiency

Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard: Cocooned mobility

With a bulletproof exterior and a tyre monitoring system that allows it to run up to 30 km even on damaged tyres, the new Mercedes-Benz S 600 ...

Nano GenX vs Alto K10: Which one you should buy

Both Tata and Maruti have done an excellent job with Nano GenX & Alto K10, respectively. Motorbeam.com compares the two to help you make a ...

Dynamite on wheels

Benelli's TNT R is a powerful bike that weighs much less than others of its ilk, making it a fairly manageable beast on city roads and highways

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...